poet & novelist
Born and raised in the aftermath of the Vietnam War and having emigrated as a child to a country whose language she did not speak, Samantha Lê has become something of an expert in clandestine surveillance. It is from her well-cloaked vantage that Lê documents the unspoken truths that underpin notions of class, family, and love. Lê received her MFA at San José State University and is currently working on a new collection of poetry and her second novel, a Place of Forgetting. Lê’s publications include: two collections of poetry: My Solitude and Corridors, and a fictional memoir: Little Sister Left Behind. Her poetry has appeared in such literary journals as: Pinion Journal, The Red Clay Review, Phati’tude Literary Magazine, Halfway Down the Stairs, San Pedro River Review, Able Muse, Reed Magazine, Greensilk Journal and Bacopa. A resident of San Luis Obispo, Lê is also the owner and creative director of e33 design by Samantha Lê.